Design and Development of Mobile Campus, an Android based Mobile Application for University Campus Tour Guide
Sagnik Bhattacharya1, M. B. Panbu2

1Sagnik Bhattacharya, Department of Information Technology, SRM University, Chennai-603203, India.
2M.B. Panbu, Department of Information Technology, SRM University, Chennai-603203, India.

Manuscript received on 07 February 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 February 2013 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2013 | PP: 25-29 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013 | Retrieval Number: C0405022313/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: android is an open source mobile operating system based on Linux with java support. It comes under free and open source software licenses. As per first quarter Report of the year 2012, 400 million people are using Android based devices worldwide and 59% of smart phone market is occupied by android based smart phones [1]. Android provides the support of mobile map and GPS localization. Android based mobile tour-guide application can provide valuable information on different landmarks of a university campus and guide students/parents/visitors to find the desired places in campus with more ease. In this paper we are proposing a tour guide application called Mobile Campus on android based mobile platform for SRM University campus. Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smart phones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimeters. This tour guide application includes functionality such as locating current location of users, showing university campus map, route direction of university shuttle and gives small description & contact information of important places on campus.
Keywords: Android, Android Beam Bluetooth, Global Positioning System (GPS), Near Field Communication (NFC), (NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF).

Scope of the Article: Innovative Mobile Applications